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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale (7.2% ABV) is a Belgian-style farmhouse ale with a California twist. The unique bitterness and earthy spiciness of Yerba Santa, a native California herb, perfectly complement the fruitiness and clove-like flavors created by a local saison-style yeast. And in addition to hops, barley malt, and wheat malt, we used toasted Belgian wheat malt, which gives our Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale its distinctive maltiness and burnished bronze color.

Zymaster Series No. 4: Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale will be available in draught and 22-ounce bottles and will be poured in select bars and restaurants throughout the United States, as well as the Anchor Taproom, starting June 2013.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (849) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Amber with thin offwhite lacy head; soft sweet sugary aroma; Flava is sweet and spicy with notes of clove and nutmeg, and the sweetness is well balanced with the spiciness and they intermingle brilliantly the sweetness gives notes of maple?...; feels light crisp with nice fizz; finishes dry and bitter and somewhat sticky;

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4158) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
22oz bottle. Deep bronze color. Beautiful pour, with taste white foam. Why does Anchor’s have so much flavor & character?? Aroma is very herbal, sweet toasted malts, and the obvious fresh-baked bread. Flavor had fruity esters, sweet malts, toasted barley character. Finishes with a little bitterness, herbal bite. Saison breadiness is definitely there . Sticky texture. Hardy bodied. Very gassy, light fizz, gentle carbonation. Pretty strong for a "Farmhouse" Ale, just right for a Saison. Should’ve poured this into a Duval glass. Overall, I’m not a fan of Saison/ Farmhouse Ales, but this one is absolutely fantastic. $7.49 @ HopCity. (3775).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Poured one finger of head on a medium straw colored body. The aroma was rich with smoke and apple. The taste was spicy with some mild bitterness and dry hay. Subtle and good. The texture was crisp with moderate carbonation. An enjoyable drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods: Created a thick white fluffy pillow of foam head while copper liquid rested below. Aroma is aromatic with authentic Belgian farmhouse yeast that brings about some spice but a mild trace of bready malts hangs in the balance. The taste activates my bitter and salty taste buds but soon after I am able to pick up on the spiced yeast while also noticing the bready malts which makes this beer taste more like an Americanized saison. This is one of the better made saison’s made in the USA so high scores across the boards since I usually don’t care for American saisons.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle. Copper bodied with thick white head. Full spicy aroma with an earthy quality. Yeasty, spicy and fresh bread flavour, great on a warm day after yard work. Lasting spice finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber, medium off white head, great lacing. Aroma is a bit smoky, yeast, biscuit, lemon peel, spice. Flavor about the same, light sweet, very light bitter, spicy, but not really definitive as to what, a bit grassy, earthy. Medium body. Quite nice actually.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (566) - - JUL 24, 2013
Nice and spicy, light and refreshing. Good summer beer, although the 7.2% is a little dangerous for a beer this tasty!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours a clear, bronzy amber with a fluffy and rather persistent buff head. Malty aroma has a fruity underpinning and more than a hint of hops. Refreshing flavor has malty, hoppy and fruity notes, minimal bitterness and sweetness, mostly just good ol’ beer. Texture is firm, smooth, and rather fizzy, leaving a hoppy and fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MADVIKING32 (1) - ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013 does not count
This beer is super legit for all you Belgian/ saison lovers. If you like high abv and low IBU this beer is for you!!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
Draft at Bailey Taproom in Portland, OR on 31 May 2013. Copper colour with a medium, but dense white head. Great aroma of Belgian yeast, spice, soft fruits and a vague floral hop note. Flavours of bready malts, dry hay and peppery spice. Finishes with earthy, grass flavours and a touch of caramel sweetness.


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